MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 4,242 this week

Dark Streets (2008)

 -  Drama | Thriller  -  14 June 2008 (USA)
4.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.6/10 from 325 users   Metascore: 38/100
Reviews: 6 user | 26 critic | 13 from Metacritic.com

The owner of a 1930s nightclub loses control of his life amid love triangles and too much debt.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (play)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $5.49 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1286 titles
created 04 Aug 2011
 
a list of 450 titles
created 05 Mar 2012
 
a list of 193 titles
created 04 May 2012
 
list image
a list of 678 titles
created 23 May 2012
 
a list of 2484 titles
created 16 Nov 2012
 

Related Items

Search for "Dark Streets" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Dark Streets (2008)

Dark Streets (2008) on IMDb 4.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Dark Streets.
1 win. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

80 Minutes (2008)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

80 minutes to live or die. Alex got injected with a high tech poison by his creditor and put on a time... See full synopsis »

Director: Thomas Jahn
Stars: Gabriel Mann, Oliver Kieran-Jones, Josh Dallas
The Coverup (2008)
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The story centers on around the mysterious death of repeat drunk driving offender Thacker and the discovery of his body in an alley behind the Marshalltown, Iowa, police department after his latest DUI arrest.

Director: Brian Jun
Stars: Gabriel Mann, Eliza Dushku, John Savage
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A period drama set in the early years of the 20th century. Josef, a former construction worker who delighted in dancing on girders high above the city, who now sweeps up at the circus. Once... See full summary »

Director: Robinson Savary
Stars: James Thiérrée, Izabella Miko, Derek Jacobi
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

An insurance company owner becomes embroiled in a murder plot.

Director: Matthew Irmas
Stars: Steven Weber, Swoosie Kurtz, Gail O'Grady
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A burned out detective enlists the aid of a woman who believes she was reincarnated to track a serial killer who may have been her murderer in a previous life.

Director: Gregory J. Corrado
Stars: Cristián de la Fuente, Izabella Miko, Henry Marshall
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A ghost story set in the city of dreams.

Director: Carl Colpaert
Stars: David Arquette, Bijou Phillips, Vivica A. Fox
Born Killers (2005)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Piggy Banks tells the story of two charming and brilliant brothers who finance their lifestyle by robbing and murdering pretty much anyone foolish enough to get in the car with them. They ... See full summary »

Director: Morgan J. Freeman
Stars: Jake Muxworthy, Lauren German, Gabriel Mann
Two Jacks (2012)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Jack Hussar is a legendary Hollywood director, whose persona commands respect and adoration from his fans. Can his son, Jack Jr. maintain his legacy?

Director: Bernard Rose
Stars: Sienna Miller, Izabella Miko, Jack Huston
The Shore (2005)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A self involved young mother drops her five year old daughter with her mother. She will never see her daughter again.

Director: Dionysius Zervos
Stars: Izabella Miko, Lesley Ann Warren, Ben Gazzara
Zerosome (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A family of friends gather on the eve of the Iraq War to perform an intervention on Lippy, who is taking his anti-war activism too far. The night launches a series of events that forever change the lives off all who were there.

Director: Christopher Kublan
Stars: Cooper Daniels, Ruta Gedmintas, Kadeem Hardison
Skip Tracer (TV Movie 2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A charming skip tracer finds missing people for his Los Angeles clients.

Director: Stephen Frears
Stars: Stephen Dorff, Diedrich Bader, Martha Higareda
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Director: Charles Ingram
Stars: Derek Baynham, Patrick Connell, John Dickerson
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Chaz
...
...
...
Lieutenant
...
Pale Man
...
Nathaniel
Toledo Diamond ...
Prince
...
Slim
...
Rose
...
Guard
...
Ballroom Dancer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
VIP Dinner Guest
...
EMT
...
Lilly
...
Dancer
Edit

Storyline

The owner of a 1930s nightclub loses control of his life amid love triangles and too much debt.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on play | See All (1) »

Taglines:

Music, Passion, Betrayal. Welcome to the Blues.

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexual content, drug use and brief violent images | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 June 2008 (USA)  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$10,958 (USA) (12 December 2008)

Gross:

$10,958 (USA) (12 December 2008)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

| (35 mm version)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Outstanding blues and swing, arresting visuals, bad screenplay
6 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you are a fan of Salomon Burke, Etta James, Dr. John, or just love blues and swing, "Dark Streets" would appear to be dream come true. In this tale of a doomed 1930s rich boy turned night club owner, even actresses Bijou Phillips and Izabella Miko hold their own as club singers delivering their songs with plenty of gusto and sex-appeal while the dancers and music scorch the screen. But the music and club act scenes cannot hide the movie's inept screenplay.

Besides the music, the cinematography is also stunning creating the noirest of atmospheres in the middle of the Great Depression. Murderous dark streets, threatening characters, a decadent night club, presented in rich palette of dark hues and swirling camera work. Unfortunately, soon this becomes irrelevant when the plot fails to deliver.

The story borrows heavily from "Chinatown" and 1940s/1950s film noirs, involving electrical power, greed, dissipation, betrayal, and murder. In able hands it could have been a compelling moral tale, but this poorly written movie lacks the required tension to maintain interest resorting to noir clichés (femme fatale) and contrived situations (heartbreak leads to cocaine) with subplots and characters that go nowhere. The dialogue attempts to generate some sparks here and there but the results are noir light - even Bogart and Bacall would have come out flat delivering the lines. To make matters worse, the main character is an uninteresting weakling who does not inspire much sympathy played by Gabriel Mann as if sleepwalking. Parts of the plot are ludicrous: a corrupt police lieutenant who wears a metal chest plate, a large amount of money that is never seeing again, a shrewd hostile governor is set up having sex at the club, characters murdered for no reason, etc.

If you like bluesy music, Busby Berkeley, a 1930s noir atmosphere and flashy camera work, you should enjoy some of this movie. Alas, "Dark Dreams" is neither "Chicago" nor "Chinatown" and while the musical acts sizzle the rest of the movie fizzles. If one would be able to only listen to the music with the voices turn off, it would be perfect. It gets 3 starts only for its music and some of its visuals.


12 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Saw it a CineVegas saintstephen
Release date? cojo_01
DVD? crock1829
Whoo-hoo! cojo_01
Will they release a trailer? cojo_01
rating colm-5
Discuss Dark Streets (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?